Friday, July 08, 2005

Where In the World Am I?

I've been travelling through one small pastoral town after another, along fields of corn, asparagus and vineyards. We've been staying with Karl's brother and new sister-in-law whose wedding we attended last Friday and his whole family has been driving around together for the past week. We've been eating like, well, pigs which is a primary staple here. Two days ago Karl and I were in a ski resort town known for its quaint medieval beauty, whose name is likened to dairy products (at least in the US) and the country is known for its neutrality. We are 3 hours different from England. Tomorrow we're driving to one of the oldest cities on the continent to visit (more) castles and churches. I have had a ball finding yarn stores. Yarn and needles are available even in the large department and drug stores. There is a yarn store in just about every town! And I've found bargains...I picked up 15 skeins of Gedifra "Golden Tweed" for less than $4 USD per skein...OK, that was on sale but still. Lots of sock yarns too. An interesting difference in the availability of needle sizes. For example, there are no US #1's around, only 1 1/2. I will have pictures when I come back but can you guess where I've been?

8 comments:

sherry said...

How wonderful to be seeing the castles and all that history in england. hope you take lots of pics!!!
sherry

Cyndi said...

Hmmm...are you in Switzerland? Hope you are having a great trip! Sounds like a knitter's dream. :)

LoriO said...

I'm afraid I have to recuse myself. But it sounds like you're having a great time! Any comments on the capelet?

Ruth said...

wow! you're out of the country! i'd say somewhere in eastern europe... but with the talk of castles and such, perhaps... greenland? =)

Ruth said...

p.s. do we get a prize for guessing it right?? =)

linda said...

Hope you're having lots of fun! My guess would be:
Lucerne, Switzerland
Athens, Greece
maybe Russia?

kittensmittens said...

Sounds like you're having a great time. Score on that yarn sale!

I would guess you are in Lucerne, Swizterland. (Enjoy the chocolate!)

Stephanie said...

Sounds like you're having a blast and I'd guess Switzerland too. I can't wait to see your loot.